Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Poppies Anniversary Card

Hi, it's a lovely frosty morning here today which made for a much more pleasant walk - it's dry and the mud has solidified. I've given myself a couple of days off from my Clarity samples to try and get some personal cards made. I'm being realistic so I've decided to just do 20 and a couple for our parents. I'm afraid the rest will have to be b**ght (I can't quite bring myself to type that word!).

Even making 20 of a "simple" design takes a surprising amount of time. I'm doing DL cards so I've cut and folded the blanks from A4.....then there are 3 stamps on each has to be coloured in.......and glittered........this has to be mat and layered on to the base card.............inserts have to be made and stamped..........thank goodness for the personalised Clarity Christmas greetings..........and my handmade by stamp added to the back. I guess I'd better get this written and get cracking.

Today's card and the next one I will be blogging are a couple of family ones I made recently. I hadn't left myself very long to make them (can you see a pattern here? lol) so I kept them simple.

The background is a paper design that I bought from the Silhouette Store and printed out in the size I wanted it (to fit the Poppy stencil). It's called "Fleur Frame" and is from the Glitz Design French Kiss" Collection. It's a beautiful vintage newsprint design with a lovely frame. I think it's a great base for a quick card.

I used Grunge Paste for the poppies then sponged the colour (Distress Inks) onto them once they were dry. Happy Anniversary and a thin black mat finishes it off.

Spookily, as I've been typing this I've just had an email to say that my poppy from the Tower of London's "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" installation is out for delivery today. Exciting!

I'll be back on Friday with my FIL's birthday card that I made with another sheet of the same background paper. I'll share a photo of my poppy too................assuming it gets here safely..........

Stamps and Stencils Used
Happy Anniversary from the Remountable Letterbox Sentiments



  1. Beautiful as always. Good luck with the Christmas cards, I know how you feel. xxxx

  2. Beautiful card Lynne ooo I love that background paper no silhouette though:( good luck with your Christmas cards xx

  3. Lovely card Lynne - the backing paper looks fab! I ordered a poppy too and was thinking about that as I saw your card.

  4. that backing paper is brill Lynne. beautifully coloured grunge paste xx


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